Just like baseball cards, pennants and autographs, the bobblehead has been a longtime collectable piece of baseball memorabilia for decades. They slowly made their way back in the late-1990s as a blast from the past, but now they\u2019ve exploded in to stadium giveaways and commemorative items that everyone wants to have. And it\u2019s not just player or mascot from America\u2019s national pastime that people are going for. Bobbleheads have expanded to other sports and other areas such as politics, movies and comic book characters.\u00a0 Phil Sklar is the co-founder and CEO of the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum in Milwaukee. The organization began eight years ago and it was he and his co-founder who established a national day for bobbleheads on Jan. 7. \u201cIn November of 2014 we announced the idea to the public and had a Kickstarter campaign. You always hear about national insert day, we looked and there was no day dedicated to bobbleheads, so we found out how to certify the national day and went about that process,\u201d he said. \u201cIt\u2019s everything from animals that people remember seeing in the backs of their cars from the '60s and '70s, to politics, comics, movies, TV. It\u2019s just really interesting to see. People just connect with them, they\u2019re a lot of fun.\u201d Currently the most popular bobblehead being snagged by collectors from Sklar\u2019s museum is that of Dr. Anthony Fauci, the chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden. Donald Trump, both negative and positive forms, Sklar points out, are also popular \u2014 and there are even plans in place to introduce bobbleheads from \u201cWheel of Fortune\u201d and \u201cJeopardy!\u201d As for sports, some of the Dallas Cowboys are "always popular,\u201d Sklar said. Other popular bobbleheads from the sports world are getting collected such as Tampa Bay Buccaneers Quarterback Tom Brady, Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman, LeBron James of the LA Lakers and Sidney Crosby from the Pittsburgh Penguins. \u201cA lot of people that come to the museum expect to see a lot of baseball bobbleheads and sports, but about 70% of bobbleheads are sports related and about 30% are non-sports, and that\u2019s what the collection shows,\u201d Sklar said. Bobbleheads have become such a popular item they\u2019re being given away for free as stadium giveaways to fans attending games. Baseball teams in particular have them ready to go every season. \u201cIt\u2019s definitely a folklore item, pop-culture particularly in the sports world, that\u2019s immensely popular,\u201d Tyler Kring, assistant general manager of the Great Lakes Loons, said. The Loons are the high level Single-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers in Michigan. \u201cIronically the ones that have been the most popular have been ones that we\u2019ve done commemorating sports championships or teams that have been from the state of Michigan. Several years ago we did a series of Red Wings bobbleheads, we\u2019ve done a series of Tigers bobbleheads. Those have been vastly popular. \u201cThere are folks from all over the country, when we introduce a bobblehead or announce that we\u2019re going to do one, that purchase tickets so that they can get the bobblehead and come to the game," Kring continued. Bobbleheads are also a popular item at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. Fans show up by the tens of thousands to not only watch a baseball game, but to get their hands on a bobblehead to add to their collection. In 2022, the Cardinals have announced they\u2019ll be giving away more than 10 bobbleheads commemorating former players, broadcasters, and even the team mascot, Fredbird, teamed up with Sesame Street\u2019s Big Bird. The Texas Rangers, which are celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2022, also have eight bobbleheads to giveaway, many of them legendary players like Nolan Ryan, Ivan Rodriguez and Michael Young. But, there's also one of Country Music Hall of Fame and legend Charlie Pride. The Oakland Athletics\u2019 Double-A affiliate in Midland, Texas, the Midland Rockhounds, give away bobbleheads too. They\u2019ve not only seen interest at the gate, but online too. \u201cNationally, as far as mail order goes, when we introduce one and put it in our online store you\u2019ll have people all over the country start ordering them. Sometimes they order like six of them, of the same bobblehead,\u201d Ray Fieldhouse, assistant general managers of the Rockhounds, said. There\u2019s even a place where you can see bobbleheads in action. LoanDeopt Park, home of the Miami Marlins, has a display case that houses 600 bobbleheads at one time, with representation of every MLB team. The tall display case they are housed in sits on a vibrating mechanism that allows all the figures to bobble their heads at once. \u201cThe bobblehead has been synonymous with baseball and always was a fan-favorite giveaway item for fans regardless of the team,\u201d the team wrote in an email. \u201cIt\u2019s a unique feature in LoanDepot Park where we have a focus on providing fun, family entertainment.\u201d Bobbleheads have certainly evolved too \u2014 going beyond the bobbing head and featuring things like audio clips. The St. Louis Cardinals have released several audio bobbleheads, ones in particular feature Hall of Fame Broadcaster Jack Buck. But as ideas expand, so do the bobbleheads. Kring said the Great Lakes Loons are only going to give away one bobblehead this year \u2014 one so creative they\u2019re going all out. But, fans will have to wait for an official announcement. \u201cThis year we are going to be doing a very unique bobble. It will be a bobble, but something other than the head will be bobbling, and it will be a figure who\u2019s very well-known in this region, but we haven\u2019t done one of them yet,\u201d Kring said. \u201cWe are going all out, spectacular on one very good bobblehead this year.\u201d The Midland Rockhounds also plan to giveaway a bobblehead of shortstop Nick Allen, who also played for Team USA in the Olympics. A bobblehead of the team\u2019s mascot, Rocky, is also being considered for the end of the season. Last fall, the team introduced new concepts and logos. \u201cWe\u2019re looking at that to be a real popular game and attraction for people,\u201d Fieldhous said of the Allen bobblehead.